Quick answer
"Character" is a noun which is often translated as "el personaje", and "persona" is a noun which is often translated as "la imagen". Learn more about the difference between "character" and "persona" below.
character(
kehr
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ihk
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tuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fiction)
a. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The main character of the story is a woman named Jane.El personaje principal de la historia es una mujer que se llama Jane.
b. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She's my least favorite character in the film.Es el carácter de la película que menos me gusta.
2. (personality)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That comedian has a lot of character.Esa comediante tiene mucho carácter.
b. la personalidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All my children have a strong character.Todos mis hijos tienen una personalidad fuerte.
3. (nature)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is worth protecting the wild character of these lands.Merece la pena proteger el carácter indómito de estas tierras.
4. (characteristic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He behaved completely out of character.Se comportó de una forma totalmente impropia de él.
The project is impressive and so much in character with the city.El proyecto es impresionante y tan acorde con la ciudad.
5. (good name)
a. la reputación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That reporting was nothing less than character assassination.Ese reportaje no fue sino una destrucción de su reputación.
6. (originality)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a little coastal village full of character.Es un pequeño pueblo costero con mucho carácter.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's such a weird character.Es un tipo tan raro.
b. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandmother was a real character.Mi abuela era todo un personaje.
8. (computing)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The code combines single-byte and double-byte characters.El código combina caracteres de un y doble byte.
9. (written symbol)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I wish I could read Chinese characters.Me encantaría saber leer caracteres chinos.
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persona(
puhr
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so
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nuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (public image)
a. la imagen
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Almost no one knows what Helen is really like, but it is very different from the persona she presents to the public.Casi nadie sabe cómo es Helen de verdad, pero es muy diferente de la imagen que presenta al público.
2. (fictional character)
a. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The actor can shift between his personas with ease.El actor puede cambiar entre sus personajes fácilmente.
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